Confirmation seminar presented by Yuyu Wang

Steel structure design and connection detailing is a sophisticated and iterative process. Available design support tools (standard design tables, parametric design tools, and commercial software) each have certain limitations, including inflexibility, inextensibility, high cost, or low reliability. In BIM-enabled structural design, the interoperability issue is mainly identified in information missing and inconsistency.
Therefore, an improved data exchange method is remained to be explored. 

An accurate cost estimation can support better design decision-making in early design stages to achieve cost-effective design solutions. However, cost is typically only estimated based on member weight due to limited design information. The improved process-based cost estimation for total project (material, fabrication, erection) can be conducted at detailed design stage based on connection design information. However, such approaches need to be generalised and simplified to make them suitable for use by practicing engineers.
This study aims to develop a new digital design framework for steel structures and investigates it application to structural design automation, optimisation, and BIM interoperability. 

Advanced Engineering Building (AEB 49), level 6 seminar room 601
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About Confirmation Seminars

The purpose of the confirmation milestone is to ensure that the candidate receives appropriate feedback in relation to the viability and progress of the thesis project and that the resources required to complete the program of research within the recommended timeframe are available. It is also an opportunity to ensure that the candidate has demonstrated the capacity and capability to successfully complete the thesis in a timely manner.


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